Thursday, September 8, 2011

Matthews Covered Bridge Festival - Sept 9 - 11

The Matthews community Covered Bridge Festival is this weekend, starting Friday at noon and going through Sunday at 5pm.  The weekend includes a festival (bouncy things for kids, food, booths, etc.), live music, antique tractor parade, choir & band performances, a church service on Sunday morning, and a tractor pull.  Admission is $2 per person, but kids 10 & under are free.  Activities like the bouncy thing are additional $.

A little trivia about the Matthews covered bridge:
Built at New Cumberland in 1877 by William Parks of Marion at a cost of $722.  The 1913 floor floated the bridge a half mile downstream.  It was returned to its foundations by rollers and horsepower.  New Cumberland was the second community in Grant County - founded in 1833. 

For a more info and a complete schedule of events:

Have fun!

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